Friday, September 19, 2014

The Countdown

One was it was 101 degrees. I'm pretty sure that's equivalent to 120 in AZ. 

Breckie learned to blow bubbles with Aunt Mariah. 

Breckie and Everett fought over the last blueberries from the garden. 
I read a few books to keep me distracted that I still had 3 weeks until I could go home.  

 Jake sent an anniversary present. He made me a coupon book of all the things I'd been telling him I'd wanted to do. My love for him quadrupled while we were gone. 
Nova (the dog) was Everett's best friend all summer. 

One day we went to the splash pad and I let the kids eat junk. I was shutting down. Counting down the days until Jake would be flying in. 

Came to the conclusion that even the funnest fun day wouldn't be fun without Jake. 

I wanted to go home. 

Luckily Jake moved his flight up 5 days because I couldn't handle it anymore. He's the best man for my heart. 


On an early Saturday morning we all made our way to Longbeach… a 4 hour drive. 

There were 8 of us in an 8 seater car so we had one of those luggage racks on top of the car. The straps flapped and smacked the roof of the car the entire way. We all thought we were going to die!

Then Breckie puked and we all wanted to die. She puked THREE times on the way there. I was running out of clothes for her and the entire car was so stinky. Everyone else was gagging and coughing and I felt so bad. Luckily my mother-in-law is a champ and was my other set of hands the entire day. 

When we got to the town of Longbeach we stopped at some weird store/museum that had this alligator-man thing. 

Picnic lunch at Cape Disappointment. 

The water was absolutely freezing. SOOOO cold and SOOOO windy!

April and Ryan. 

Kaydra and Everett.

Kaydra built the for completely by herself. 

Our anniversary was the next day. 

We didn't get home until 11 that night. It was a long ride home. I thought Breckie might sleep but I was wrong. I was so tired of being a 'single' parent and decided that it was a complete mistake to leave home for so long. 

Luckily we all survived and have some pictures to prove it.